BUX, your moneygame


Ok. Ok. So there aren't many 22-letter words being used– especially in conjunction with a game. But, it's not the number of letters as much as it is the idea that life is so complex today that thinking in one dimension is like trying to create music for one instrument only. Not only boring and ridiculous, but limiting and doomed to failure in the long run.

Sociopsychoedueconomic? Like a meme, it's the thought it conjures up that counts. Remember the old school experiment days when we kept all factors constant and varied one to see the results? That was a great learning tool then, and we learned a lot. But that's not how the real world works. In life, conditions are multivariate– all variables are changing at the same time. That makes things a little more interesting. Like Mr. Rubik's cube, except more unpredictable, any changes can affect other changes that can affect other changes that can... on and on.

So, as is obvious, sociopsychoedueconomic means social, psychological, educational and economical changes all taking place at the same time. And there are more, like cultural, environmental, legal, political, spiritual... that would make that word even more ridiculous than it already is.

When we have brilliant specialists working on specific problems in a specific field, practical, usable solutions aren't always the outcome. Sometimes when we go deeply into something, the discoveries take over the intention, forcing us to go deeper and deeper at the expense of the intention. And while challenging, revealing and important, not always applicable results.

We are engineering-invention-R&D-gaming-learning-psychology-human progress results based. (There we go again.) According to the Mirriam-Webster dictionary, engineering is defined as – "the application of science and mathematics by which the properties of matter and the sources of energy in nature are made useful to people." We are trying to apply everything. For us, if our results aren't applicable and useful, we've failed. And for self-funders, that's unacceptable.

So, sociopsychoedueconomic is our attempt to define the nature of a complex problem that must be solved now. There are many, many solutions and this is our attempt to find one. A game!?!

We could be dead wrong, but it's an attempt.

Comments, please?